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Murgitroyd claims ‘gold’ in IAM Patent 1000

The latest version of IAM’s Patent 1000 the definitive guide to world-class patent attorneys has just been released, and nine of our own have made the cut.

Murgitroyd IAM attorneys

As a firm, we hit ‘Gold’ in both Ireland and Scotland, receiving praise for our “impressive international reach” and “comprehensive and high-quality patent filing and prosecution work”.

Huge congratulations to our outstanding winners:

  • Conor Boyce — a “software expert”, “whose past career includes time spent as a senior patent attorney at IBM.”
  • Donnacha Curley — “whose knowledge covers software, electronics and agritech” and is “a well-known figure among peers due to his position as president of the Irish Association of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys.”
  • Karen Fraser — “who has lately been prolifically filing for global blockchain technology leader nChain.”
  • Anna Hally — a “genetics specialist” who is “one to turn to” due to her breadth of expertise “on everything including plant variety rights and SPCs.”
  • Catherine Hanratty — who has “special insight” from her experience as an EPO examiner.
  • Alan Jones — “a mechanical engineer and design law expert known for his commercially astute advice.”
  • Simon Mitchell — who has “a wide base of knowledge gained through a wealth of postdoctoral research” and “can be relied upon to carry out any-and-all biochemistry- and healthcare-related briefs.”
  • Barry Moore — “whose physics background, combined with his strategic outlook and strong record in contentious actions, makes him a strong option in technically complex cases.”
  • Graham Murnane — who “frequently appears in — and often wins — oppositions and appeals.”

Talk to us to find out how our expert patent team can support your business.


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